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An area of low pressure and its associated fronts will move eastwards across the British Isles over the weekend bringing some rain for a time to most places. There is a risk of fog around some coasts, more so in the north and east.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney * warning

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near Orkney, becoming variable 3 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, fog patches in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in east.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast veering northwest 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Rain, thundery showers and fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4 veering west or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southeast 3 or less, increasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers later, fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming west or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers later, fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southwesterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers later, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near northeast Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Rain then thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4 backing westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near headlands, veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southwest 4 or 5, then veering west or northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, backing west or southwest 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4 veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in Bristol Channel, then backing west or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, backing southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway * warning

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly south, then veering northwest, 3 increasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      South, veering northwest later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel * warning

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering westerly or northwesterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in North Channel, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast, veering northwest later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 backing west 3 or 4, then backing south later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly becoming cyclonic, then northwesterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 backing south or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides * warning

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly becoming cyclonic, then northwesterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight near Sutherland, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 backing south or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight near Sutherland, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south and west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

    For coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mist and fog patches, mainly in east at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in east.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain with areas of mist and fog.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, backing west or southwest by afternoon, locally 5 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle spreading from the west from late afternoon, risk of fog patches overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming moderate to very poor overnight.

    05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, locally 5 at times, veering northwest by evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle, with a risk of fog patches, clearing by mid-morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

  • Wind

    South or southeast, veering northwest later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

05:00 UTC Sun 13th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 14th Jul

  • Wind

    Northwest 4 or 5 backing west 3 or 4, then backing south later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 12th Jul